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Title:
The unsinkable Molly Brown
Author:
Walters, Charles, 1911-1982.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2000]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Summary:
Molly, a poor, uneducated young woman, leaves her mountain cabin home in search of a rich husband and a better life. She finds both in Leadville Johnny Brown as she strikes it lucky and he strikes gold.
General Note:
Widescreen letterbox version.

Based on the play "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" lyrics and music by Meredith Willson; book by Richard Morris.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Originally issued as a motion picture in 1964.

"65201"--Container.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780790746746
UPC:
883316346136
Format :
DVD

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Meredith Willson's second Broadway hit (the first and biggest was The Music Man) proved a lucrative vehicle for the equally unsinkable Debbie Reynolds. Based on a true story, the film casts Debbie as hoydenish Molly Brown, who wangles her way into Denver High Society when she marries "overnight millionaire" Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell). When the local social arbiters give Molly the brush-off, she pulls off a coup by bringing a representative of European royalty, Prince Louis de Laniere (Vassili Lambrinos) into the Colorado community. Her admiration for the prince causes a rift in her marriage; it takes the sinking of the Titanic--wherein Molly heroically commandeers one of the lifeboats and is responsible for rescuing several of the passengers--to bring Molly and Johnny together again. While the energetic performances of such songs as I Ain't Down Yet and Belly Up to the Bar Boys are to be cherished, the real highlight of The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a society ball which ends up in a pie fight between the Denver "elite" and Molly's rambunctious mining-town cronies. Treated condescendingly by the critics, the film struck a responsive chord with audiences to the tune of a $7.5 million gross. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi